Media Statement: Incident at PEACE, Inc. Viola G. Chisholm Eastside Family Resource Center

by | Dec 7, 2022 | News and Information

For Immediate Release. December 7, 2022.

Syracuse, New York – An incident between 2 individuals -neither of whom are directly employed by PEACE, Inc.- occurred outside of the agency’s Viola G. Chisholm Eastside Family Resource Center on December 6, 2022. As PEACE, Inc. continues to serve vulnerable populations in pursuit of its mission “to help people in the community realize their potential for self-sufficiency,” the agency’s highest priority remains the safety of its staff, partners, volunteers, clients, and the community at large. Presently, the agency is collecting information about the incident, cooperating with an ongoing police investigation, and ensuring the privacy of all impacted. From these steps, evaluation of current health and safety measures will be pursued.


About PEACE, Inc.

Incorporated in 1968, PEACE, Inc. is a federal designated Community Action Agency that serves more than 8,000 clients in Syracuse, Onondaga County, and portions of Oswego County. The agency pursues a mission to “help people in the community realize their potential for becoming self-sufficient.” It does so through 9 socio-economically empowering services: Free Tax Prep, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Family Services, Head Start and Early Head Start, its Department of Energy and Housing Services, AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program, Frank DeFrancisco Eastwood Community Center, Senior Nutrition, and Senior Support Services.

Media Contact

Todd Goehle, Director of Community Engagement
Phone: 315-634-3704